Bitmap to Mesh – The newest sketchup extension
Thomas Thomassen has developed Bitmap to Mesh sketchup plugin. This plugin supports SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.
The plugin is used to produce a 2D or 3D mesh from a bitmap image.
From heightmaps, it is possible to produce terrains or any other surface.
Image entities are transformed into 2D pixel grids.
It creates two triangles per pixel!
250x250 pixel image produces a mesh of ~125K faces! ( 250 250 2 )
Menus & Toolbars
• Draw » Mesh From Heightmap
• Context Menu » Mesh From Heightmap
• Context Menu » Mesh From Bitmap
The plugin can be downloaded from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com
Watch online demonstration of the plugin.
Video Source: Rich O'Brien